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Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil WarThe History and Historiography of 18th Century Iran$
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Michael Axworthy

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190250324

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190250324.001.0001

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Iranian-Russian Relations in the Eighteenth Century

Iranian-Russian Relations in the Eighteenth Century

(p.163) 10 Iranian-Russian Relations in the Eighteenth Century
Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil War

Goodarz Rashtiani

Oxford University Press

The main objective of the present chapter is to analyze the structure and features governing the relations between Iran and Russia in different political, economic, and social spheres in the period from the fall of Isfahan (1722) to the rise of the Qajar dynasty (1796) and to study the reasons for the difference in these relations compared to previous periods and Russia’s actions in Iran’s territory (the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus) with an emphasis on the developments in both countries, the role of ethnic minorities and local khanates, and the effect of regional and international conditions on the relations between the two countries.

Keywords:   Iran, Russia, Caspian Sea, Caucasus, Armenians, Georgians, historical relations, eighteenth century

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